Could this be the mother of all Poker chips?

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This has never been seen before.
I decided to show this one because sharing is caring.
Enjoy.
Jo from Belgium
(Full story on the chipboard)
 

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That's no photoshop, it's very real. Looks like you don't know me.
I understand your reaction. Only two excist and that's the best one.
Casino Dieppe, look on the chipguide for CG241159. Take care Jo
 

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Cool how old is that club?
1822-1857 Established a luxurious Bains de Mer complex , which opened on 1 May 1822. This property can be considered the first casino in Dieppe, because there were already games. Casino No. 2 1857-1886 In 1857 a new casino in cast iron and glass Casino No. 3 1886-1926 The new casino is opened from summer 1886, named Casino Mauresque ( moorish ). World War I –the casino is converted to hospital. The casino is exceeded. Casino No. 4 1926-1942 A new casino Art Deco will replace Mauresque. WWII- the casino turned into a military hospital for English.The casino will be totally destroyed during WWII. Operating seasons after WW2: 1946-2012 1946-1957 VILLA RACHEL A casino is built in wood on the waterfront 1958-1960 LA ROTONDE A temporary casino was built "La Rotonde" The company Société du Casino et des Bains de Mer de Dieppe (SCBM) was registered April 19, 1956 to build the casino 5. Casino No. 5 1961-2012 In 1961 the fifth and last of the Dieppe Casino is opened. (credit chipguide) The chip is late 1800. I have bone versions also. Take care Jo
 

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@moose wasn't discrediting you sir, he was simply saying that @MaxB did an awesome job with the Barney DVD cover.

Awesome Jeton sir! In the US we mostly have plain old poker chips! For the most part Europe steps the game up with all the Jetons and plaques! Really cool seeing some of the old memorobilia that is found from time to time over there!!

Keep on sharing your treasures! Pretty damn cool!

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It is surprising to me that a European casino already in the late 19th century would have a dedicated poker jeton, let alone have poker as a game.
 

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It is surprising to me that a European casino already in the late 19th century would have a dedicated poker jeton, let alone have poker as a game.
"Poker is essentially an American game that evolved from the French game of pogue and the English game of brag. (Antique gambling chips, Dale Seymour)" You are correct, poker was well played in the mid 1800s with the well known ivory chips in the States. I now little of the American poker history because I collect Belgium and MOP. So these are strange to see. That's why I posted the postcard also. Look carefully at the table and count the seats. Normally the game Bacarrat would be played in the French casino's but Dieppe was an important harbor. As you will see on the chipguide there are two other examples of MOP but also the postcards show that Dieppe had a wide variaty of games. I am still looking for proof on the poker being played there, but as you know such things are not eassy too proof. Jo
 

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